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Te Whare Hou Invercargill Women's Refuge

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    At Invercargill Women’s Refuge, we provide the support and information you need when you’re dealing with violence in your life.

    Our vision is for all women and children to live free from domestic and family violence. The women we work with are from a range of ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations and socio-economic backgrounds.

    Our services include:

    • Confidential, non judgmental support
    • 24 hour crisis line
    • Home and community visits
    • Support in isolated regions
    • 24/7 access to our safe houses
    • Advocacy when dealing with police, legal, court, WINZ, housing, doctors, immigration, schools and Oranga Tamariki
    • Referrals to counsellors, doctors, lawyers and other support services
    • Education and support groups for women and children about living free from violence
    • Information and presentations to community groups, schools and workplace as part of our Workplace Refuge training
    Abuse and violence


    Our services are free of charge.

    Age groups

    • Child / Tamariki
    • Youth / Rangatahi
    • Adult / Pakeke
    • Older adult / Kaumātua